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Cider Tasting – Deirdre Birmingham of The Cider Farm

February 15 @ 6:00 pm 7:30 pm

Age Group

Adults 21+

Deirdre Birmingham

Join us for an engaging and enlightening exploration of America’s first beverage with our special guest, Deirdre Birmingham, co-owner and orchard manager of The Cider Farm in Mineral Point. Deirdre brings a wealth of knowledge in agriculture, orchard management, and cider-making, offering a unique opportunity to discover the world of cider in depth.

Throughout the class, we will delve into the rich history of cider, tracing its roots and evolution in American culture. From its early beginnings to its present-day resurgence, Deirdre will guide us through the fascinating journey of this timeless beverage.

Deirdre will share insights into the art and science behind crafting exceptional ciders. From selecting the finest apples to fermentation and bottling, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the steps involved in producing high-quality, handcrafted cider.

Beyond the production process, the class will explore the sensory aspects of cider appreciation. Deirdre will guide participants in evaluating and savoring this delicious beverage, helping them develop a discerning palate for different cider varieties.

To enhance the overall experience, we will also learn about pairing cider with food. Discover the perfect combinations that elevate both the flavor of the cider and the culinary delights on your plate. From cheeses to desserts, Deirdre will share tips on how to enhance your dining experience with well-matched pairings.

Participants will have the opportunity to savor the unique flavors of The Cider Farm’s creations and experience firsthand the craftsmanship that goes into each bottle. Whether you’re a cider enthusiast or a novice eager to expand your knowledge, this class is designed to be a fun and informative gathering.

Join us for an unforgettable night of discovery as we celebrate the heritage, craftsmanship, and joy of America’s first beverage. We look forward to sharing this unique experience with you and hope you’ll join us in raising a glass to the world of cider!


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